Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Literary/ Cultural Context Essay


The idea of rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe Theatre near its original site, as a monument to Shakespeare's career in Southwark, was the aspiration of an American actor and director, Sam Wanamaker (1919-1993). The new Globe Theatre was based on research by John Orrell, the architect being Theo Cosby of Pentagram, with engineering and structure by Buro Happold, and construction by McCurdy & Co. The theatre was opened formally by Queen Elizabeth II on 16 June 1997, after a preliminary year in 1996. Under the name of Shakespeare's …

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Richmond, Hugh Macrae. "Shakespeare's Globe Theatre". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 July 2008
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